Americas

Contact CPJ Americas

Twitter: @CPJAmericas
Facebook: CPJ Americas
Latin America and the Caribbean Program Coordinator:
Natalie Southwick

Tel: 212-465-1004
Fax: 212-465-9568

Knight Foundation Press Freedom Center
P.O. Box 2675
New York, NY 10108 USA

  

CPJ and TrustLaw: Know your rights guide for journalists in Canada

CPJ Emergencies has been responding to the needs of journalists in Canada as they confront a range of challenges, from protests and demonstrations to police confron tations, and learn to navigate what has unfortunately been for many journalists, an increasingly hostile environment.   This guide covers legal rights journalists have, and risks they may face,…

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Venezuelan authorities question 2 El Nacional employees, summon 3 others

Bogotá, January 27, 2023 — Venezuelan authorities must drop their criminal investigation into two editors, three reporters, and an administrative employee of the El Nacional news website and allow them to continue their work free of intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Wednesday, January 25, officers of Venezuela’s investigative police unit detained…

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Chilean journalist Felipe Soto Cortés convicted of criminal defamation

Bogotá, January 27, 2023 – Chilean authorities should not contest journalist Felipe Soto Cortés’ appeal of a recent criminal defamation conviction and should stop using criminal defamation laws against members of the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On January 11, a criminal court judge in the southern city of Concepción convicted Soto,…

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More than a dozen journalists harassed, attacked during week of anti-government protests in Peru

Bogotá, January 24, 2023 – More than a dozen journalists have been harassed, attacked, or injured amid protests in the Peruvian capital of Lima since January 19, according to media reports, journalists who spoke with CPJ, and Adriana León, spokesperson for the Lima-based Institute for Press and Society (IPYS), who communicated with CPJ via messaging…

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Deadly year for journalists as killings rose sharply in 2022

By Jennifer Dunham/CPJ Deputy Editorial Director Published January 24, 2023 Key Takeaways | Methodology | 2022 Killed Data | Interactive Map | Video The year 2022 was deadly for members of the press. At least 67 journalists and media workers were killed during the year–the highest number since 2018 and an almost 50% increase from…

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Argentine intelligence agency sues journalists, newspapers over naming agents

Bogotá, January 23, 2023—Argentine authorities should drop the lawsuit filed against journalists Joaquín Morales Solá and Daniel Santoro and their newspapers, and refrain from prosecuting members of the press in retaliation for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On January 4, Argentina’s Federal Intelligence Agency, known as the AFI, filed a criminal…

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At least 40 journalists targeted amid Brazil capital riot and aftermath

Rio de Janeiro, January 13, 2023 – Brazilian authorities must investigate all attacks on journalists covering the January 8 riots at the country’s capital and their aftermath, and adopt concrete measures to protect members of the press and reduce widespread hostility against the media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On January 8, thousands…

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Two Peruvian journalists injured in hit-and-run

Bogotá, January 11, 2023 — Peruvian authorities must thoroughly investigate a hit-and-run that injured journalists Luis Angulo and Pablo Torres and determine whether the attackers targeted them for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Torres, a reporter for the independent TV and radio station La Ribareña, and Angulo, the outlet’s co-owner, had…

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Dozens of journalists harassed, injured amid Peru protests

Bogotá, January 11, 2023 – In response to reports that more than 70 journalists have been harassed and attacked amid anti-government protests in Peru, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement calling for authorities to ensure reporters’ safety: “We are alarmed by the dozens of attacks on journalists in Peru covering anti-government protests,”…

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Bolsonaro supporters attack, harass journalists while storming Brazil government buildings

Rio de Janeiro, January 9, 2023 – In response to attacks on members of the press by supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed the country’s Congress, Federal Supreme Court, and presidential offices Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement of condemnation: “During this critical time for Brazilian democracy, journalists…

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